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  1. Some inch sized "40" taper milling arbors on...

    Some inch sized "40" taper milling arbors on e-bay .
    These are not uncommon here in the US.
    Most have the NMTB setup that has a straight section at the end of the taper.....
    Cut that off and...
  2. In the Deckel setup there is a rotary seal...

    In the Deckel setup there is a rotary seal between the output shaft of the hydraulic cylinder and the draw bar. In that system (as with most) the clamping force is supplied via
    springs (belville...
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    Constant use is best! Got a shop full of iron...

    Constant use is best!
    Got a shop full of iron not far from your location and to be true, never bother with "protective" coatings and don't have rust issues.....even in the winter...Just wipe things...
  4. Don't think a quill presents any big...

    Don't think a quill presents any big problems...Deckel and Maho on their early CNC's had power draw bars with pull studs and sensitive quills on both the horizontal and vertical spindles...
    The real...
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    Welding will undoubtedly distort the main bearing...

    Welding will undoubtedly distort the main bearing housing bore next to the repair, requiring a line bore or line (shudder) hone....
    Decades of proven repair on threads in aluminum automotive...
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    My educated guess is that when the key failed and...

    My educated guess is that when the key failed and the gear spun, the surface of both the gear (ID) and the shaft(OD) got upset at the key slot,so that when the gear rotated it formed circumferential...
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    Machines look nice...like the crane setup most. ...

    Machines look nice...like the crane setup most.
    Space looks scary tight and low....any windows there?
    Have fun...
    Cheers Ross
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    Ever machined a long piece on only one side?...

    Ever machined a long piece on only one side?
    Almost always the material will bend due to the change in surface stress from the cutting action....
    This will happen to your mill table...pretty much...
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    A simple drive solution perhaps: I own a...

    A simple drive solution perhaps:
    I own a Harrison 1330 CNC lathe.
    Nice little machine. It was made with a high and low speed range.
    To accomplish this the drive motor (no gear box) is mounted...
  10. Not really a problem to cut your own snap ring...

    Not really a problem to cut your own snap ring groove....Have done this multi times for different applications....
    Ball and roller bearing races are machinable using carbide....

    Cheers Ross
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    Just as it says. Use a jumper (small piece of...

    Just as it says.
    Use a jumper (small piece of wire) to connect the #6,8 & 20 pins together...Easy to do at the DB25 connector for your cable.

    Cheers Ross
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    Pretty much every shop has space issues...busy...

    Pretty much every shop has space issues...busy work areas tend to get congested. Floor space becomes the most expensive commodity in the shop.
    The area of most flexibility and available space would...
  13. Peter tells us that in Europe machines with plain...

    Peter tells us that in Europe machines with plain angle tables are more sought after and bring a higher price than those fitted with the "2038" style tables

    Me, I have several of the "tool makers"...
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    Sticky: Might want to contact these guys: Deckel FP4,...

    Might want to contact these guys:
    Deckel FP4, 2800 Milling Exploded Parts and Assemblies Manual - $25.00 : Machinery Manuals | Parts Lists | Maintenance Manual | Service Instructions | Schematics
    ...
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    Unless you have "Big Kaiser" dual contact tooling...

    Unless you have "Big Kaiser" dual contact tooling and spindle clearance flange to spindle nose=Good...
    Interference at the flange=Trouble!!!
    Cheers Ross
  16. Bed way oil might not be a good choice for...

    Bed way oil might not be a good choice for getting to close tolerance bushings and anti friction bearings in the gearbox....
    Lots depends on how the box feeds the oil to the various parts.......
  17. That cover if for the "round Head" style...

    That cover if for the "round Head" style machine...the version where going to horizontal requires removal of the vertical head....
    The later "square head" machines do not require removal of the...
  18. AFAIK...all the accessories for the larger family...

    AFAIK...all the accessories for the larger family of machines (FP2, FP3) will fit over the entire machine line, first gen through the final "aktive" versions.
    There is no difference between the...
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    Bruce: Yes table movement used to compensate for...

    Bruce:
    Yes table movement used to compensate for sag....This is generally how i do long or difficult work...
    This case was extra demanding just due to its overall size....the full "Erector Set"...
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    Bruce: Think i would start with something...

    Bruce:
    Think i would start with something fine...because using too coarse a grit might jam up the clearances and make rotating the gear difficult....
    If the fine grit works at all, it will increase...
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    So let me continue this... Some questions:...

    So let me continue this...
    Some questions:
    First off do you have any direct experience with one of the Deckel FP-NC's fitted with a Dialog control (preferably Dialog4)

    Here is the thing.....you...
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    OK as i suspected and wrote above , you want to...

    OK as i suspected and wrote above , you want to back the FP-NC down to a "manual " machine....

    So in your post above you deal with the servos...sort of.
    Several things to consider here..First...
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    Any chance that you could work some lapping...

    Any chance that you could work some lapping compound into the #3 gear/shaft interface.....
    I would try to work the gear with abrasive to see if i could get things to loosen up....
    Some fine...
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    Depends on what you are asking the machine to...

    Depends on what you are asking the machine to do.....This is not a simple one solution fits all.....New is great, but sometimes it is not the answer....
    Not everyone is focused on making runs of...
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    Not that it really matters, but i am still not...

    Not that it really matters, but i am still not sure what Paul is looking to do.....
    Seems some discussion here about upgrading an older euro "NC" machine....Modern control?
    There is also some talk...
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